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ICIME 2012
16-17 April, Ankara, Turkey
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Call for Papers, Posters, Round Table Proposals, Practitioner Contributions and Product Demonstrations

 


The International Conference on Information Management and Evaluation (ICIME) provides a forum for both researchers and practitioners to come together to develop their understanding of both theory and practice in all aspects of IT/IS management and evaluation. The wide scope of ICIME reflects the increased use of technology to manage information in and between organizations of all types and sizes across the globe. ICIME 2012 will provide opportunities for people working and researching in the field to come together both formally and informally
to share their knowledge and expertise.

Publication opportunity
Papers presented at the conference will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. Selected papers will also be considered for publication in a special issue of the Electronic Journal of Information Systems Evaluation. The latest issue is now available on the journal website. You can see a full list of the conference and journal accreditations by clicking the star in the right hand side bar.

The advisory group for the conference invites submissions of
both academic and practitioner papers on a wide range of topics and a wide range of scholarly approaches including theoretical and empirical papers employing qualitative, quantitative and critical methods. Academic research papers, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited. You can find full details in the submission types document (.pdf format)

In addition to the main conference topics, submissions are invited to four mini tracks: Accounting Information Systems Control, Governance and Financial Reporting, chaired by Mo’taz Amin Al-Sa’eed, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan; The Internet of Things in Support of Information Management, chaired by Nomusa Dlodlo, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Meraka Institute, South Africa;  Information Systems Outsourcing, chaired by Martyn Roberts, University of Portsmouth, UK and Health Information Systems Management and Evaluation, chaired by Mohammad H. Yarmohammadian of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Details of how to submit are given below. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:-

 





Evaluation topics:

 

§  The evaluation of e-commerce and e-business

§  Evaluating intranets and knowledge management

§  The evaluation of IT projects

§  Research methods for IT/IS evaluation

§  Validation

§  Architecture compliance evaluation

§  Process orientated evaluation

§  Information retrieval systems

§  Evaluation of ICT for development projects

§  Frameworks

§  Using ICT to evaluate academic performance

§  Auditing IS/IT systems and implementations

§  Benefit management

§  The psychology of evaluation.

§  The evaluation of ERP systems

§  The evaluation of open source systems

§  General evaluation methodologies

§  “Green” IT

§  The evaluation of IT investments

 

Management topics:

§  Decision making processes for new investments

§  e-Procurement

§  The management of IT benefits, costs and risks

§  Human and organisational aspects of IT/IS

§  The management of IS development and IT departments

§  Risk management strategies

§  IS security

§  Global aspects of IS/IT

§  Multi-site implementation

§  The impact of IS on work and organisations

§  IS/IT management practice

§  Records management

§  e-Commerce

§  Computer based training

§  Customer loyalty programmes and reward systems.

§  Business intelligence

§  The management of IT investments

§  The management of “green” IT

§  Enterprise architecture management

§  Change management

§  Work-integrated learning

 

ICT in SMEs topics:

§  SME management strategy and ICT use

§  ICT implementation in SMEs

§  SME business clusters and ICT

§  ICT management practices within SMEs

§  Benchmarking ICT best practices in SMEs

§  The effective use of new technologies in SMEs

§  ICT performance appraisal and evaluation in SMEs

§  The impact of EU, national and regional policies for ICT on SMEs

§  Software (ERP, CRM, etc) for SMEs

§  ICT help and support for SMEs

§  SME workforce skills for ICT

§  Use of ICT by SMEs within supply chain networks

§  Electronically mediated collaboration between SMEs

§  Use of e-business in SMEs

§  Website design for SMEs

§  Business process re-design in SMEs

§  ICT risk and security for SMEs

§  ICT use and consolidation in SMEs

§  ICT investment decisions in SMEs (including appraisals methods, the role of vendors, other sources of advice, etc)

§  Data warehousing and its application in SMEs

New technologies, Innovation and Infrastructure Development topics:

§  Diffusion and adoption of new information technologies

§  Acceptance of new technologies

§  Innovative impact of new technology adoption

§  Information infrastructure development

§  Social aspects of information infrastructures

§  Development and emergence of standards

§  The role of information infrastructures in distributed environments

§  Web technology’s effect on interoperability issues

§  Ubiquitous computing

§  The impact of new technologies on business processes

§  The role of information infrastructures for knowledge creation, innovation and innovation systems

§  Information infrastructures as facilitators of innovation in inter-firm networks

Ethics and Philosophy topics:

§  What values should be applied when evaluating IT systems?

§  Does the IT function need an ethics officer:

§  Ergonomics and ethics: How far are human impacts an ethical issue?

§  What risks should IT management take?

§  What are IT managers responsible for – and where do their responsibilities end?

§  Surveillance, monitoring, teleworking, privacy; If a system can be misused who is responsible

§  Rights and IT: Rights to privacy and access to information and enabling technologies

§  Understanding the ’I’ in IT: What metaphors are most useful for making sense of information?

§  Stakeholders: Who should IT managers consult about what and when?

§  Intellectual property

§  Can IT systems produce knowledge – or only information?

§  How is IT changing the ways managers think?

§  What is the proper place of AI in decision making?

§  Who is responsible for the output of AI?

General topics:

§  IT Diffusion

§  Issues in IS design and development

§  The Information Society

§  ICT and health

§  IT for development

§  IT in education

§  Learning from failures

§  IS and organisational culture

§  ICT in Banking and other financial sectors

§  Legislation

§  IS outsourcing

§  Information sharing

§  Enterprise Resource Planning

§  Mobile commerce

§  Indigenous knowledge systems

§  Strategic IS planning

§  Sense making in IT

§  The potential of Radio Frequency ID (RFID) applications – the internet of things.


Read the submission guidelines

Download the call for papers
in .pdf format


Mini Track Call for Papers:
Accounting Information Systems Control, Governance and Financial Reporting.
Track Chair:
Dr.Mo’taz Amin Al-Sa’eed, Al-Balqa’ Applied University, Jordan

This mini-track focuses on the role that Accounting Information Systems (AIS) play in capturing and storing transactions, ensuring their accuracy, timeliness and validity, and satisfying the organization’s legal and regulatory requirements. AIS provides the vast majority of data required for operational, tactical, and strategic decision making, as well as the basis for interorganizational information sharing and external reporting to various stakeholder groups. In addition to that; it focuses on the role that AIS plays in creating models to help better store, process and represent the organization’s resources, events and agents. Also we intend to promote research on the different data and process models for AIS. Given that an organization's ability to nurture creativity can directly affect its competitive potential, it offers a forum to discuss ways organizations and systems can enhance creative performance.

The proposed track focuses on the effectiveness of financial reporting standards, the role financial reporting plays in capital markets and in corporate governance, the purpose of the modern corporate report and can financial reporting contribute to financial stability and environmental sustainability? Also, this minitrack will explore roles and responsibilities, financial reporting and corporate governance developments, integrity and ethics, internal control, assurance and accounting standards, and current contemporary issues.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • IT governance.
  • Value of information systems.
  • Accounting Information Systems.
  • Auditing.
  • Developments in International Financial Reporting Standards, and auditing standards – audit committee expectations.
  • Emerging governance requirements and issues.
  • Specific topics such as: fraud, ethics, compliance, internal control systems, risk, and COSO and COBIT.
  • Accounting for Decision Making.



Mo’taz Amin Al-Sa’eed


Mini Track Call for Papers: The Internet of Things in Support of Information Management
Track Chair:
Dr Nomusa Dlodlo, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Meraka Institute, South Africa

While there are many definitions of the Internet of Things (IoT), all of them revolve around the concept of a world-wide network of interconnected objects. These objects allow people and things to be connected anytime, anyplace, and with anything and anyone. The IoT mini track will bring together practitioners as well as academics from universities, private companies and government interested or involved in aspects of the IoT.

 

The purpose of the mini track is to:        Increase understanding of IoT; Provide a forum for intellectual interchange; Examine the role of IoT in different application domains; Foster a community of researchers in the IoT domain and share research findings.

 

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

§  IoT applications in different domains including transport, health, education, environment monitoring, retail, logistics, manufacturing, safety and security, etc.

§  The social impact and consequences of IoT such as on policy, regulatory frameworks, governance, legal, privacy, security and ethical issues

§  Business models, services and processes for the IoT

§  Technologies to support the IoT including mobile, wireless and sensor networks, radio frequency identifiers (RFID), near field communication (NFC), etc.

§  Standardisation activities for the IoT



Nomusa Dlodlo


Mini Track Call for Papers: Information Systems Outsourcing
Track Chair:
Martyn Roberts, University of Portsmouth, UK

Many organisations outsource their Information Systems. That is they contract a third party organisation to perform many of the IS activities that they would be perfectly capable of performing themselves. This is a well established activity that has been well documented in the literature. This mini track addresses current pertinent issues relevant to IS outsourcing and the latest movements and developments in the discipline.

Papers are encouraged from both academics who are actively researching in the area and practitioners who are involved in some way in the implementation or management of IS outsourcing contracts.

Possible research papers could address areas such as:

  • case studies that explore the recent experience of organisations that have outsourced;
  • possible new dimensions to the outsourcing phenomenon;
  • possible differences in outsourcing between service and manufacturing industries, public and private organisations;
  • in depth analysis of the various aspects of outsourcing (eg effects on the human resource, the legal and regulatory experience, economic motivations, etc);
  • the success stories of outsourcing and the failures of outsourcing. 
  • the lessons to be learnt and the pitfalls to avoid would be useful additions to the literature together with a general updating of the literature.  



Martyn Roberts


Mini Track Call for Papers: Health Information Systems Management and Evaluation
Track Chair:
Dr Mohammad H Yarmohammadian, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran

“Health Information Systems Management and Evaluation” as a field of study and research as well as business includes academic and professional activities to collect, storage, use and transmission of information to meet the legal, professional, clinical and administrative requirements of health care policy and decision making. It is responsible for identifying current and future information needs for health systems management. HISM also concentrates on; Laws and regulation of health care information, data quality management, health care data standards, dada modelling, health care statistical methods, principles of health information systems, clinical coding and classification system, organizational and cross – disciplinary modes of functioning.

Nowadays Health Information Systems Management and Evaluation plays a critical role in the provision and delivery of healthcare. Besides that in recent years, HISME have been playing important roles in other health – related industries such as insurance companies, managed care, vendor settings, service organizations, and health related consulting organizations.

Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Roles information systems in health and hospital management
  • Information needs in health decision making and policy setting
  • Information systems and provision and delivery of primary health care
  • Information systems and clinical governance, Patient safety & clinical decisions in hospitals and health centres
  • Information systems and disaster and  health contingency planning
  • Health information management and health – related industries such as insurance companies, managed care, vendor settings, service organizations, and health related consulting organizations

 



Mohammad H. Yarmohammadian


Submission details

Abstracts:

All submission types require an abstract in the first instance. Abstracts should be a minimum of 300 and no more than 500 words including up to five keywords and keyphrases to be received by 26 September 2011 11 October 2011. Please read the online guidelines.

Submission:

Submissions should be made via the online form. Please ensure that all required fields are completed. Abstracts must include the proposed title for the submission, the full names (first name and surname, not initials); postal addresses and email addresses of all authors and a telephone number for at least one contact author. Please indicate clearly if the contact author is not the lead author and select the appropriate submission track.

Full paper:

Only required for academic submissions to main conference streams once the abstract has been selected and not to be more than 5,000 words including abstract, keywords and references (the Harvard referencing rules need to be followed). Submission date will be no later than 14 November 2011.  Authors are advised that this is a final date. Earlier submission of the full paper helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner. Papers should be submitted as .doc or .rtf file attachments by email to the Conference Manager, Carol Sheasby with the paper submission checklist and copyright form.

Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee prefers that an author presents only one paper. However, if multiple papers are accepted for publication and presentation, each paper requires a separate registration fee. Author registration and payment must be completed by 12 March 2012 and there are special discounts available for earlybird registration and group bookings, including a special reduced rate for supervisors and students attending together.

 

 

Important information

  • The selection panel of the conference committee will consider all abstracts received by the deadline date to ensure that the proposed submission is relevant to the Conference.
  • Abstract selection notifications will then be sent out to relevant authors.
  • All full papers will be double-blind reviewed by members of the conference committee to ensure an adequate standard, that the proposed subject of their abstract has been followed, that the paper is of a suitable length, the standard of English is adequate and the paper is appropriately referenced.
  • For authors whose first language is not English we request that you have your work proof-read prior to submission by a native English speaker (or at least a fluent English speaker). Papers can be rejected due to a poor standard of English. We do offer proof-reading services.
  • Papers that are accepted will be published in the conference proceedings providing at least one author registers and presents the work at the Conference (see the registration section of the conference website for more information about registration).
  • Due to the large number of papers expected for this conference, the committee prefers that an author presents only one paper. However, if multiple papers are accepted for publication and presentation, each paper requires a separate registration fee.

 

 

 

Important dates

Abstract submission deadline:

26 September 2011

Now closed

Notification of abstract acceptance:

03 October 2011

Completed

Final copy of full paper due:

14 November 2011

Completed

Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes):

23 January 2012

Completed

Earlybird registration closes:

06 February 2012

 Now closed

Final paper submission (with changes): 

20 February 2012

 

Final author payment date:

12 March 2012

 

 

Last updated 7 January 2012

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